Retrofit of pure oxygen wastewater facility uses Entex system

Jan. 29, 2009
Entex Technologies Inc. supplied 32 BioWeb modules to Johnstown PA for use in their existing pure oxygen wastewater treatment plant. The Johnstown wastewater facility serves approximately 60,000 people and needed to reduce the solids loading to the clarifier to bring the facility into compliance with their solids effluent limit. The BioWeb system provides additional fixed biomass, allowing the suspended biomass in the system to be reduced, improving the system stability and performance...

CHAPEL HILL, NC, Jan. 28, 2008 -- Entex Technologies Inc. supplied 32 BioWeb modules to Johnstown PA for use in their existing pure oxygen wastewater treatment plant. The Johnstown wastewater facility serves approximately 60,000 people.

Frank D'Ettorre of the Johnstown Redevelopment Authority said "Our original estimate for accomplishing our goals was over two and a half million dollars. With Entex's cost-effective technology, we were able to save our ratepayers almost half the original estimate. And, with Entex's system, the construction costs and implementation time was dramatically reduced."

They needed to reduce the solids loading to the clarifier to bring the facility into compliance with their solids effluent limit. The BioWeb system provides additional fixed biomass, allowing the suspended biomass in the system to be reduced, improving the system stability and performance.

Richard Pehrson, Entex's Executive Vice President said "We are excited to be working with the Johnstown Redevelopment Authority on the first ever Integrated Fixed-film Activated Sludge (IFAS) upgrade at a pure oxygen wastewater facility. This installation demonstrates the versatility of IFAS and opens up an entirely new market for Entex."

Entex Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of custom engineered technologies and systems for clean water reclamation.

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